Domaine Leflaive is one of the outstanding names in Burgundy. This is the kind of wine upon which lifelong journeys into Burgundy commence, and great bottles of Leflaive burn more brightly in memory than almost all others.
The 2014 vintage was the last made by Anne-Claude Leflaive, who sadly passed away in 2015 but not before elevating Domaine Leflaive to sit amongst the greatest estates in Burgundy. Biodynamic since the early 1990s, the wines of Domaine Leflaive are revered for their tension, texture and precision.
Sourced from 2 parcels of vines, comprising 3.24ha. Hand-harvested, a long, slow pressing and then the juice was settled for 24 hours. Racked to cask for fermentation (12% new oak), then matured for 12 months, before 6 months of tank ageing prior to bottling. Very light fining and filtration.
This Bourgogne Blanc is the only one I've had with the intensity and precision of Coche-Dury. As Anne-Claude's last vintage its an absolute stunner. Tight as a drum at first, this is firm, precise and wrapped in citrusy fruit. Enjoyed over 3 nights, it improved each time and the wine so fresh and taut it promises to age beautifully. A wine that will age for a decade, I have no doubt. Drink from 2019 onwards.
Origin: Cote de Beaune / Burgundy / France